***Selling limits for private sellers on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie***
01 April, 2010 | 02:36PM BST
In March 2009 we introduced zero insertion fees for private sellers in the UK and Ireland who list items in Auction Style Format with a starting price of 99p/99c or lower. Since this launch there has been a significant increase in both the number and variety of items listed for sale. This has been welcomed by buyers who are finding great deals and sellers who have seen an overall increase in the number of buyers.
However, some sellers have been taking advantage of this pricing to list very large volumes of lower quality goods, creating a poor experience for buyers and other sellers. We have taken steps in recent months to keep the marketplace in balance, and today we are announcing further changes as detailed below:
1.) For private sellers registered on the eBay.co.uk and eBay.ie sites
From this week private sellers with a feedback score of less than 25, will be automatically limited to 100 live listings/total quantity at any point in time on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
Any private seller listing in high volumes will be reviewed by Customer Support , and potentially required to upgrade to business status or be blocked from listing on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
2.) For overseas private sellers listing directly on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
Sellers registered on the ebay.com site are bound by the International Trading Policy, which now requires high volume sellers actively listing on European sites to be registered as business sellers. Breaches of this policy may result in a range of actions, including demotion in search and being blocked from listing on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
Private sellers registered on all other international sites are now automatically limited to 100 live listings/total quantity at any point in time on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
3.) For all private sellers listing directly on ebay.co.uk and ebay.ie.
From June 2010 all private sellers will be limited to 100 free auction-style listings per month. Auction-style listings beyond 100 will be allowed, but will be charged an insertion fee.
forced to be a business seller???? they make me laugh. more beaurocracy than a communist state or the EU for instance